Mira Bhayandar: MBVV Cyber Cell adds another leaf to its refund tree

Several victims in the twin city have got back an amount totalling more than Rs. 28 lakh in the last six months, informed the official.

Suresh GolaniUpdated: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 06:06 PM IST
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Cybercrime Cell of the Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar (MBVV) police has added another leaf to its refund tree by helping a victim get back Rs. 1.30 lakh, which was siphoned off from his bank account on the virtue of a fraudulent message in context to disconnection of electricity owing to non-payment of bills.

Mira Road resident Bhupendra Trivedi received a text message warning him that his electric supply would be disconnected owing to unpaid bills.

The text also informed the victim to contact a certain mobile number. Under the guise of helping him clear the pending bills, the cyber-crook induced Trivedi to download a remote access app on his phone to complete the process. The complainant complied and was shocked to learn that Rs. 1.30 lakh had been siphoned off from his bank account after he downloaded the said App.

Trivedi immediately contacted the cyber cell and registered a complaint in this regard. A team led by Police Inspector Sujitkumar Gunjkar and PSI Prasad Shenolkar, under the supervision of DCP (crime) Vijaykant Sagar, swung into action and managed to reverse the transaction by establishing contact with the gateway of the digital platform which provides recharge and payment solutions.

Notably, the cybercrime cell has displayed the painting of an achievement tree at its office on which brief information about every successful refund is written on a leaf and pasted on the achievement tree.

“The achievement tree motivates us to solve maximum cases and add leaves to it,” said an official seeking anonymity.

Several victims in the twin city have got back an amount totalling more than Rs. 28 lakh in the last six months, informed the official.

This comes at a time when online fraud cases are piling up at police stations across the country.

The police have further appealed to people to be extremely cautious before entering into any type of financial transaction with strangers or such dubious and unverified sites or applications.

People can call the cybercrime cell on 1930 or 28110135 in case of online fraud.

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